U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to pre-order doses starting next week.
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Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022.
A Colorado woman has been denied a kidney transplant because she won't be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to her religious views. Leilani Lutali faces the possibility of dying without a new kidney. However, the born-again Christian objects to the role that stem cells have played in the development of vaccines. The hospital group, UCHealth, says transplant recipients need to be vaccinated because they are at significant risk of contracting COVID-19 as well as being hospitalized. The American Hospital Association says many transplant centers require vaccinations. It says organ recipients are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of the drugs they must take to suppress their immune system.
The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Health officials urged Americans Thursday to get vaccinated against both the flu and coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccination for just about everyone starting with 6-month-old babies. Flu cases dropped to historically low levels globally over the pandemic, as restrictions designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus helped block other respiratory viruses. But with schools and businesses reopened, there’s no way to predict how bad a flu season the country might expect this winter.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the emergency use of an antibody treatment to prevent COVID-19.
A former state Supreme Court justice leading Assembly Republicans' probe of the 2020 election has sent subpoenas to Milwaukee and Green Bay officials seeking information about private funds they used to run voting operations.
The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19.
Every Wisconsin county has a high rate of COVID-19 infections and intensive care units in hospitals throughout the state are at or near capacity even though cases have been steadily dropping over the previous nine days. Dr. Ryan Westergaard, the state’s chief medical officer. said Thursday that although the decline in cases is encouraging, it’s too early to say that Wisconsin has seen the worst of the latest surge caused by the highly contagious delta variant. State health officials recommend a booster dose of Pfizer at least six months after those eligible received their second dose. They include people who are age 65 or older, who live in long-term care or who are ages 50-64 with certain underlying medical conditions.